Fish Habitat & River Restoration

Kelly Miles – Bandon’s Pacific Ocean shoreline & the South Fork Coquille River, Coos County, Coquille Watershed

Bandon Community Radio’s Executive Director, Kelly Miles, is a current Port of Bandon Commissioner and spent nearly 8 years as the Director of the Coquille Watershed Association in Coquille, Oregon. She is passionate about marine and river ecology, and was fortunate to work with many fine landowners and biologists on dozens of salmon habitat restoration and water quality projects. To find out how you can help the southern & coastal watersheds in Oregon, visit these links:

Coquille Watershed Association
Coos Watershed Association
Umpqua Watersheds
Wild Rivers Land Trust
MidCoast Watersheds Council
Oregon Coast Alliance



Dr. Răzvan Voicu at Eagles Lake, and Piatra Craiului National Park, Romania (pictures, R. Voicu)

Kelly was honored to work with renowned fish passage engineer, Răzvan Voicu, PhD, on river restoration papers published in the Transylvanian Review of Systematical and Ecological Research in Sibiu, Romania. You can view some of Dr. Voicu’s papers below:


The Wetlands Diversity Complete Volume
Improving Upstream & Downstream Fish Passage at Retis Dam on Hartibaciu River
Facilitation Fish Migration Above The Discharge Sill Located On The Ialomiţa River Near Cave Ialomicioara
Design Of Hatch Operation System For Fish Migrating Upstream-Downstream Of The Discharge Sill
Cottus Gobio Linnaeus, Ecological Status And Management Elements In Maramureş Mountains Nature Park (Romania)


Dr. Voicu has been invited to the Fish Passage 2018 Conference, hosted at Charles Sturt University in Australia in December, to participate in an international workshop on Irrigation, Fisheries and Sustainable Development Goals, and to provide unique perspectives from Romania with specific reference to irrigation development in the Danube catchment, given his extensive experience in this field, and to contribute to a subsequent high-impact publication.

The 2018 International Conference on River Connectivity (Fish Passage 2018), incorporating the First International Symposium on Hydropower and Fish Management, will bring together Northern and Southern Hemisphere fish passage researchers and practitioners to exchange findings and experiences on fish passage issues. This international conference will connect engineers, researchers, water managers and users, educators, funders and policy makers from around the world with an interest in advancing technical and natural fishways, stream restoration and dam removal projects. The event is hosted by the CSU Institute for Land, Water and Society and the NSW Department of Primary Industries, and is the first time this international conference has been held in the southern hemisphere.

For more information on the conference, check out the CSU page here and the UMASS page here.

Congratulations Dr. Voicu!